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Best Documentaries of 2014: Scanning the Critics’ Lists

The critics have spoken. And they’re saying… a lot of different things, but when it comes to picking the best documentary films of the year there is plenty of common ground. We’ve surveyed a wide variety of critics and publications … Continue reading

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5 Independent Lens Films for Veteran’s Day

In honor of our nation’s veterans on Veteran’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of a few Independent Lens films that centered around American soldiers. While the day was initially intended to honor soldiers who fought in WWI (timed with the 11th … Continue reading

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March Madness: Best Basketball Films

With the upcoming broadcast television premiere of Medora (on PBS, Monday March 31 at 10 pm; check local listings), not to mention that we’re in the midst of NCAA basketball “March Madness,” we have the sport of James Naismith firmly on … Continue reading

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Some of Our Favorite Oscar-Nominated Documentaries

As it’s Academy Award time again, where one feature documentary out of five worthy finalists is chosen as Best, it seemed fitting to take a trip down memory lane for that Oscar category in particular. In honor of the fact … Continue reading

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The Best of the Best Documentaries of 2013 Lists List

It was a good year for documentaries. Maybe we say that every year, but 2013 felt particularly strong. How can anyone keep track of all the excellent non-fiction films you need to see (and check off the ones you’ve already … Continue reading

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Best Docs Streaming on Netflix List via Uproxx

Thanks to Ryan Perry on Uproxx for compiling this list of the 25 Best Documentaries available to stream on Netflix, especially since [horn tooting sound] 11 of them are Independent Lens films and/or ITVS-funded films. Here are the Independent Lens … Continue reading

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Best Music Documentaries on Independent Lens and Beyond

In honor of both Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey [which, if you missed it, is available ’til the end of this week to watch for free online] and the joyful Muscle Shoals, which will air on Independent Lens in April ’14 [web … Continue reading

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POV Announces the 25 Greatest Documentaries of All Time

Your votes are in, the ballots have been counted, and sister series POV has announced the 25 Greatest Documentaries of All Time. Some may surprise you, others not so much. The top contender is far from a new film. In … Continue reading

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Ten Documentaries about the Haves and Have-nots

The current economy has given us an occasion to wonder how attainable the American dream is. If you start with nothing, can you actually pull yourself up by the bootstraps, Horatio-Alger style? Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream … Continue reading

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